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GoodOldDan

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Hi, I can't get get my other computer to boot properly. I can't even get into "Safe mode". No other mode works either. I can only access a few things that are highly technical (that have no meaning to me). I end up with a blue window that gives the problem (UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME). It offers a solution : Enter safe mode and deactivate recently installed programs and BIOS memory options ("mise en cache", "ombrage") - the computer is set up in French. I don't know what a BIOS is, nor whether it tastes better with ketchup or relish. The computer is a Dell Latitude D820 with Windows XP professional.

The last time I used the computer, I had shut down my programs, but then received a few error reports. I was in a rush, so I just held down the power button until the computer shut off. I realize that it would only have taken a minute or so to answer the annoying report messages, but I've never had a computer react like this.

Does anyone have a suggestion?

Thanks in advance!
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It looks like system files got messed up.
If you have Windows CD, you can attempt repair: http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html
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Hi Broni,

This is a computer from work and I have no extra material to help run it. I'll bring it into work and get it fixed. I just thought this was something I could fix on my own and solve quickly.

Thanks anyway, and I'll let you know how things go.

Cheers,
Dan
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No problem :)
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Hey Broni,
The problem was solved by the IT dept.
It turned out to be something simple, but I now take better care about ALWAYS shutting the computer down properly.

Cheers!
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